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“Parenting is really one big, beautiful story and

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Cara Tyrrell, Founder Core4Parenting
Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner first time mom foundational skills mom life parenting skill development skills

Why your baby often crawls backwards before forwards.

Dirty Dancing is one of my favorite movies of all time. Seriously, I was ten years old when the movie came out, and spent two years begging my parents to let me watch it, primarily because I loved dancing so much. 

And at the ripe old age...

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When You Pay, You Play character conscious parenting family foundational skills mom life money parenting parenting wins raising children self care sense of self teaching

You’ve heard this quip, right? It’s along the lines of, put your money where your mouth is and no pain - no gain.  

In plain speak, we tend to take action when we feel invested. 

For example:

Your friend gives you free access to her newest online course and you never...

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The Science of Sleep first time mom foundational skills infant motherhood newborn skills sleep sleep soothing

In the first article, Welcome to the World Little One, we explored your baby’s basic survival needs during the newborn phase. 

In the second, What is Self-Soothing, Really? We explored the process of calming ourselves and how it connects to our sense of self. We learned that...

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What is Self-Soothing Really? first time mom foundational skills infant motherhood newborn self care skills sleep sleep soothing

In the first article of the series, Welcome to the World Little One, we explored your baby’s basic survival needs during the newborn phase. 

Today we tackle self-soothing. 

Google it and you get a lot about babies, kids, and the ability to fall asleep and calm down by themselves....

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Welcome to the World Little One! conscious parenting first time mom foundational skills infant mom life newborn sleep sleep soothing

We come into the world as brand new, tiny humans with three basic survival needs: food, shelter and sleep. Shelter represents safety. Food represents nourishment and growth. Sleep is the foundation of it all. 

Your newly born baby isn’t able to control any of these things. 

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Pick Up Your Toys! core 4 foundational skills mom life parenting trust

Toddlers dump buckets. It’s in their DNA. Well, if not their DNA it is in their healthy development milestone checklist.

Buckets of toys.

Buckets of sand.

Buckets of dad’s nuts and bolt’s stash that he mistakenly left out the night before when fixing … a toy.

It’s a...

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